Employment Opportunities

Work With Us

As a police officer for the Village of Rantoul you will be working for a diverse and emerging community of approximately 13,000 residence.  The Village of Rantoul is located in east central Illinois along Interstate 57 just minutes away from Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois.    


Rantoul Police officers are dedicated to the protection and security of all citizens and, in partnership with the community, providing quality public safety services while affording dignity and respect to every individual. The Rantoul Police Department is a progressive and innovative law enforcement agency, possessing a strong value system that emphasizes providing services with respect, integrity and pride.

Join Our Team

Police Officer Testing

The testing for new police officers will be announced in the coming months. The test is going to be held at Rantoul Township High School Cafetorium, 200 S. Sheldon Street, Rantoul, Illinois 61866.  The application period for this testing has closed.

Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when we are testing for new officers.

Experienced Police Officer
The Rantoul Police Department is currently accepting lateral applications for the position of experienced Police Officer. Applications are currently available online.

To be eligible for the Experienced Police Officer Hiring Program, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications for hire, and be a non-probationary police officer or previous non-probationary police officer who is currently in good standing in the police department in which the person serves or has left the department in which such person served in good standing. 

Minimum qualifications for hire

  • 21 years of age
  • High school graduate or GED
  • No record of felony convictions

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary & Benefits


  • $60,253 base-rate for entry-level officers
  • $67,873 2-3 years
  • $73,168 3-5 years (with continued seniority step increases thereafter)

Health, dental, vision, and life plans

  • Employee and dependent coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts

Paid time off

  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Compensatory Time Leave


  • Downstate Police Pension
  • Optional tax-deferred retirement plans

Ask a Recruiter

Our recruiting team is available to answer questions about the hiring process and career opportunities. Please contact Sgt. Rodney Sullivan.

If you are interested in being put on the notification list for the open application, please sign up here.